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Manufacturers are quickly discovering that employing a centrifugal compressor at their facility is an effective method of reducing the overall cost to produce compressed air. These cost reductions can come from lower maintenance, increased energy efficiency, and system reliability.
Manufacturing Challenge: An increase in production at a molded plastics plant required a supplement to their existing air capacity.
Solution: By employing centrifugal technology, the molded plastics manufacturer was able to reduce operating expenses and meet increased air demands.
Centrifugal air compressors also referred to as dynamic compressors, are designed to produce large volumes of compressed air in an extremely energy efficient process. Although manufacturers that require over 200 to 250 total horsepower tend to realize the greatest savings, all industrial manufacturers should consider the advantages of centrifugal technology.
The risk of trace oil reaching the finished product or oil contamination in equipment lines leading to higher maintenance and downtime is avoided with a centrifugal compressor. Condensate generated from a centrifugal compressor is not subject to the same local regulations as oil-contaminated condensate, allowing for easy and low-cost disposal.
Centrifugal compressors do not rely on wearing surfaces to create compression, leading to longer-lasting bearings and other rotating components. The number of extra components such as oil and filters are drastically reduced saving material and labor costs. FS-Elliott air compressors take maintenance-friendly operation a step further by offering a horizontally split gear case, allowing full access to the gearbox in the field and avoiding costly downtime.
Available in up to four stages, centrifugal air compressors are on average 5% more efficient than older compressor designs. As the number of stages increases, the compression ratio is lower, meaning higher efficiency.